Rain, Rust and an Angle Grinder

So after all our work that we did on our last post, we opened the doors of the van a couple of days ago to find this: The rain over the past few days had really put it to the test, and for the second time we were glad we had pulled everything out to … Continue reading Rain, Rust and an Angle Grinder

Work begins

So as you all know we bought our sprinter van to convert into a camper, and we got started in removing pieces that we knew we didn’t want for the plan that we had. We started by taking out the panels and batons behind the drivers seats because we plan to have swivel chairs to … Continue reading Work begins

Going Green(house)

Hi all, Hope everyone is safe and well. As some of you know, we fenced off part of the front garden to give us a larger area of back garden. In an earlier post we used this area to build a poly-tunnel and place it ready for us to try and grow in a greenhouse. … Continue reading Going Green(house)

Raising our Hopes

Hi all, hope everyone is safe and well. After last years experimentation on the potatoes, we decided to change the way we wanted to grow them. Instead of growing in bags (which didn't yield a big crop just a couple of meals) we want to try for a bigger crop. Having built two large raised … Continue reading Raising our Hopes

New Raised Beds

After our semi failed attempt at growing potatoes in sacks, we had to have a think on how best we could try growing them next year. We wanted to have a bigger harvest, and growing in sacks wasn't really working for us. We talked about maybe rotavating the strip of garden next to the hedge … Continue reading New Raised Beds

Fence of Dreams

Build it and the Polytunnel will Come Tony's plan of building the fence at the side of the house, was one of the earliest plans. The original plan that was sketched out roughly in the beginning, has now become a reality, with a few small changes to it here and there. The few things that … Continue reading Fence of Dreams

First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Happy Easter everyone!! We had a visit today from the Easter Bunny! He left the munchkins some chocolatey goodies in our empty stone planters and raised beds. We have been making some great steps in the garden recently. From the last post you have seen we now have the raised beds down, and broccoli seeds … Continue reading First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Growing Our Dream

We've had quite a few exciting things happen in the garden over the past week. We have finally got the raised beds down!!! WOOHOO!!! We started by laying them out, then hammered them in so they don't move. The soil in the garden is mostly like clay, so now the weather is warm, it is … Continue reading Growing Our Dream

Dig it, Build it, Grow it

Today I lacked the enthusiasm for gardening, but I always find that I have to do a bit, I just can't help myself. But all week the weather has been glorious and today well it was so bloody cold! So what did I do today? It was time to turn the compost in the compost bin, so … Continue reading Dig it, Build it, Grow it

Pathway to a Better Life

In the back garden there was a crazy paving pathway along the fence and in front of the big boy tree stumps. This needed to be removed so we can have more area to plant our vegetables.  https://videopress.com/v/BJ3G4mJu?preloadContent=metadata So armed with a spade and a break in the weather, I set to the task of … Continue reading Pathway to a Better Life